dyana valentine, instigator Encountering the full force of Dyana Valentine is not unlike being caught in klieg lights at a surprise birthday party with 200 of your closest friends after drinking four cups of coffee: she is—and this is putting things mildly—intensely alive. Fortunately, she's found ways of channeling all of that gorgeous energy into a variety of productive pursuits. She is a coach (and a kick-ass, nonstop-idea-generating one) for those who have all but abandoned a beloved project. She is a performer-cum-emcee, lighting up the stage with stories and group-rallying. And she is a tireless champion of potential, coaxing it out of the most recalcitrant until they wonder why they ever didn't want to come out to play. For this very special writer-lady, a very special interview: on video. Because when it comes to Dyana, words alone just won't do.

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Dyana Valentine is not for the faint of heart. She’s spent the past 12 years instigating entrepreneurs and teams to complete seemingly impossible projects—we’re talking major brand overhauls, six-figure product launches, full-fledged manuscripts. She serves up straight-from-the-hip advice in online magazines and columns all over the ‘net...in a past life, she was an idiot-savant microsurgery tech, worked for the Olympic Games organizing committee, and was personally approached by the FBI with a recruitment invitation—for classified reasons - on two separate occasions.